Why you should visit the Canary Islands this summer

27 May 2019

Boasting the trinity of sun, sea and sand, the Canarian archipelago well-deserves its place as one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations.

From the holiday hotspots of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, to the tranquil islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, millions of holidaymakers flock to these glorious islands year on year, and it’s not hard to see why.

With year-long sunshine, sun-drenched beaches, delectable cuisine and a wealth of impressive resorts, the Canary Islands are the perfect choice for your summer getaway, whether that’s a family-friendly escape or a romantic couple’s retreat.

So much to see and do

Whilst you’d be forgiven for not wanting to do much more than sip your favourite cocktail on a plush lounger, there’s so much more to the Canaries than its sun-baked beaches.

Home to Spain’s largest national park, traditional whitewashed towns and a fascinating volcanic past, this beautiful archipelago has so much to offer for all types of traveller.

Here are ten things that should definitely be on your to-do list during your stay:


Gorgeous Gastronomy

It’s true that no good holiday would be complete without sampling some of the local cuisine. From traditional tapas to Michellin-starred fine dining, the Canary Islands offers sophisticated, delightful gastronomy with dishes based on traditional recipes and locally-sourced, fresh ingredients.

Enjoy sumptuous seafood accompanied by exquisite ocean views and tuck into delectable local delicacies such as honey rum, salted fish and papas arrugadas with mojo sauce. The Canary Islands offers a tantalising taste adventure that will please even the most discerning of palates.

A wealth of incredible resorts

Seaside Gran Hotel Residencia, Gran Canaria

One of Spain’s most exclusive resorts, Grand Hotel Residencia is situated at the heart of Maspalomas. The spa and wellness centre offers a fantastic range of treatments and features at no extra cost, including heated saltwater pools with underground massage jets, hot tubs, sauna and steam rooms.

Seaside Palm Beach, Gran Canaria

Quietly but centrally located in a palm tree oasis on the edge of a stunning nature reserve, this luxury hotel is situated on the doorstep of five miles of beautiful sandy beaches and the famous Maspalamos Dunes, as well as three exclusive golf courses. Part of the prestigious worldwide ‘Design Hotels’ group, the Seaside Palm Beach offers striking retro charm with an extensive spa, excellent restaurants and impressive first-class service.

Seaside Sandy Beach, Gran Canaria

A fabulous 4 Star hotel located just a few metres from the glorious golden sands of Playa del Inglés beach and its spectacular dunes, this charming Moorish designed property offers a wealth of first-class facilities, including an impressive outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lush subtropical vegetation, an exciting entertainment programme, tennis courts and a wellness centre.

Seaside Los Jameos Playa, Lanzarote

Set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens and just a short stroll away from the golden sands of Los Pocillos beach, this charming hotel has it all - great tasting food, spacious accommodation, excellent service and a whole host of facilities and activities. If you’re travelling as a family, the children’s Mini Club offers an exciting range of fun-filled activities, whilst those looking for a spot of relaxation will love the exquisite Spa and Wellness Centre.

If you would like to book your summer break in the colourful Canary Islands, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.

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